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Re: eclips.el - periodically collect clipboard contents

From: Thorsten Bonow
Subject: Re: eclips.el - periodically collect clipboard contents
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 19:02:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) XEmacs/21.4.19 (linux)

>>>>> "Toto" == Thorsten Bonow <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>> "Ian" == Ian Zimmerman <address@hidden> writes:
    Ian> ;;; eclips.el --- periodically collect clipboard contents


    Toto> But since I like both kinds of music, I tried using it with XEmacs,
    Toto> too:


still at it. Two more XEmacs issues:

If `zmacs-region' is t (XEmacs equivalent to transient-mark-mode), `mark-marker'
has to be called with optional FORCE argument (which doesn't exist under GNU
Emacs). My solution is to define a wrapper function:

(defun eclips-mark-marker ()
  "Compatibility function to act as a wrapper for XEmacs and GNU Emacs differing
`mark-marker' functions. The GNU Emacs version has no arguments, the XEmacs
version has to be called (here) with optional argument FORCE if `zmacs-region'
is active."
  (if (featurep 'xemacs)
      (mark-marker t)

and call `eclips-mark-marker' instead of `mark-marker'. Is this the right
approach to such a problem?

The other problem is linked to `run-at-times'. I get "itimer timeout value not
positive: 0" error messages on calling `eclips-start-recording'. Haven't found
out why. As a workaround I used run-with-idle-timer instead and specified a

      (setq eclips-timer (run-with-idle-timer 0.2 eclips-timer-interval 

This has the advantage that it fixes my problem and maybe eclips shouldn't be
getting in the way of the user editing; running only when idle could be
better. The timeout could be customized...

Hope this is useful.


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